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hockeyrocks101 Posted - 11/22/2010 : 18:26:18
Who is your favourite retired player?
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Guest4600 Posted - 06/13/2011 : 20:19:17
I love Bobby Hull because he was what a sports celebrity should be...very interactive with the fans! Love the way that he held up the bus to sign an autograph for every fan outside the Winnipeg Arena, even in the COLD!

Besides that, he had a blistering slap shot...which is what every young Winnipeg aspiring hockey player was in envy of!

Long live Hull and the Winnipeg Jets!
Guest4125 Posted - 05/13/2011 : 17:40:09
Petr Klima
Guest4673 Posted - 05/13/2011 : 15:53:28
Mats Sundin
NateMang Posted - 05/13/2011 : 13:43:49
Rob Blake
99pickles Posted - 05/07/2011 : 14:50:29
There have been so many enjoyable players to watch over the years...one would have to make an entire list of favourites, really.
But if I could only pick one, I mostly enjoyed watching Theo Fleury. He truly was a joy to see. Great hands, great heart, always gave 110%, feisty guy that never backed down from anything, overcame a lot of turmoil in his life just to get there...and he was a little guy too!

One of my favourite quotes is when he said after a memorable performance, "I feel six feet tall!"
irvine Posted - 05/06/2011 : 17:50:17
Ray Bourque... always!

And, my black Ray Bourque Bruins jersey is finally autographed! As of last weekend. WOOOOHOOO

Irvine/prez.
ToXXiK1 Posted - 05/06/2011 : 07:17:27
Cam Neely, Terry O'Reilly, Ray Bourque, Gerry Cheevers.

Totally bias
FutureKesler Posted - 05/06/2011 : 06:45:49
Who's Sackic? I only know Joe Sakic

”If I play badly I'll pick a fight in the third, just to get into a fight. I'll break a guy's leg to win, I don't care. Afterward I say, 'Yeah all right I played badly, but I won the fight so who gives a damn.” - Derek Sanderson

FutureKesler Posted - 03/13/2011 : 18:02:35
Sakic had class, true class.

Kesler is the TRUE Nucks Captain.
The Duke Posted - 03/13/2011 : 10:54:48
I watched Bobby Orr play...unbelievable....highlight reel every game...they played for hockey then...not money because they didn`t make any. I read somewhere that Phil Esposito was 29 years old before he made a living in the NHL. Until 29 years old he had to return home each summer and work with his dad to make enough $$$ to support his family and play hockey...Boy what a diffrent era of hockey players !!!

Darryl Sittler...Wendal Clark...Doug Gilmour.....Gary Roberts
Leaf bais i know...but theres my favorite players, i am a leaf fan so there you go
big sexy Posted - 03/13/2011 : 07:01:18
Lets be honest, there will never be another Bobby????, now i never watched Bobby, only on highlights but even has an Oiler fan, I sure enjoy watching Nic Lidstrom. To me, he has very quickly moved himself as the only comparable player to have "Orr" status. HIs top caliber play for such a sustained amount of time, his stats barely changing in the "new era" post lockout hockey. Will there be another Bobby, i doubt it, but its also hard to compare great players from different eras, especailly when the game has changed so drastically.

Guest9731 Posted - 03/08/2011 : 13:44:59
Irvine nailed it! Ray Bourque was the best!
Guest6282 Posted - 03/08/2011 : 12:08:26
PAVEL BUREEEEE
JOSHUACANADA Posted - 03/07/2011 : 16:15:27
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Originally posted by content removed.

Robert Orr is obviously the man but I voted for Mario because of the way he handled the Pittsburgh Penguins situation he was hi class the whole way through and even put his paycheck on the back burner until the franchise could recover ........................ when all Gretzky did was say the Coyotes owe me 8million dollars content removed

Yep, in the twilight of his income earning career walk away from almost the most he earned from any playing career year, plus all the equity he owned in the Coyotes. Yep, lets blame the Great One here. He got royally screwed, you made a asinine comment and you have your head on backwards.

Any team in the league right now would love to have this guy represent them in anyway possible, but because of the way the Coyotes and especially the NHL treated him, NEVER gonna happen again. He is now a spokesman for life and this is also proof Bettman doesn't respect the game or its players/former players.
ryan93 Posted - 02/02/2011 : 04:12:28
quote:
Originally posted by Alex116

quote:
Originally posted by slozo
I can totally see young guys having Orr as a favourite player . . . especially if their dad had him as their fave.


"Take off, eh?" - Bob and Doug



Good for you, but i can't. Difference of opinion i guess?

I'd be willing to bet that there's not a single person under the age of 35 on this site who's seen more than just a handful of clips of Bobby Orr. As this can't be proven, it's a moot point.

As far as him being involved in minor hockey, etc, great! I'm sure there are a few "kids" out there who've actually met him and could pick him for that reason i suppose. Enough to be leading a poll here, prob not.......



I don't really get how you could pick a player that you didn't grow up watching either. I just don't really see how you could have the same connection with a player that retired before your time...it's just not the same for me. You don't get to see him play live, or if he's a top player in the league, route for him in the scoring race or to win a trophy, etc. I have the utmost respect for guys like Orr, Howe, Richard, etc, but i don't consider any of those types my favorite players.
Guest8869 Posted - 02/01/2011 : 23:54:32
Kari Eloranta, nobody did it better
KariyaSelanne Posted - 02/01/2011 : 22:19:26
Ray Bourque is my favourite player ever.
Alex116 Posted - 01/31/2011 : 11:22:29
quote:
Originally posted by slozo
I can totally see young guys having Orr as a favourite player . . . especially if their dad had him as their fave.


"Take off, eh?" - Bob and Doug



Good for you, but i can't. Difference of opinion i guess?

I'd be willing to bet that there's not a single person under the age of 35 on this site who's seen more than just a handful of clips of Bobby Orr. As this can't be proven, it's a moot point.

As far as him being involved in minor hockey, etc, great! I'm sure there are a few "kids" out there who've actually met him and could pick him for that reason i suppose. Enough to be leading a poll here, prob not.......
Guest0750 Posted - 01/31/2011 : 11:19:38
when i was little my favorite was Tony Tanti, even thou i was only 7 when he went and played in germany. then it was Cliff Ronning, to bad vancouver had to go and hire keenan thats when i stopped watching vancouver,
slozo Posted - 01/31/2011 : 10:43:33
Alex - why would you have to be old to have Orr as your favourite retired player?

Even though most never saw him play live, I'd guess that most have seen plenty of old footage of him playing. More importantly, Orr is extremely involved in minor hockey, making celebrity appearances, signings, and is often around in the public eye. He remains a very very classy individual, who has a lot of insight and still very well respected across the NHL.

I can totally see young guys having Orr as a favourite player . . . especially if their dad had him as their fave.


"Take off, eh?" - Bob and Doug
Alex116 Posted - 01/30/2011 : 13:36:57
With Bobby Orr leading this poll, i've assumed wrong all this time. All along, i figured the avg age on here was somewhere in the mid 20's. Being that it's Orr, clearly the avg age must be in the 50's?
foolpittier Posted - 01/30/2011 : 11:09:36
Bob Probert was a beast on and off the ice.
Alex116 Posted - 01/29/2011 : 16:26:53
quote:
Originally posted by Guest6615

I select Keith Acton.



Really, you're either Keith Acton, or you've never seen Shane O'Brien play!
Guest6615 Posted - 01/29/2011 : 14:42:28
I select Keith Acton.
Guest0750 Posted - 01/29/2011 : 13:21:49
Posted - 01/29/2011 : 09:12:37 Robert Orr is obviously the man but I voted for Mario because of the way he handled the Pittsburgh Penguins situation he was hi class the whole way through and even put his paycheck on the back burner until the franchise could recover ........................ when all Gretzky did was say the Coyotes owe me 8million dollars.

gretzky also stated that he isn't worried about the 8 million he is owed, plus that also was as a coach. this is about your favorite retired player, nothing to do with after they played.
ToeDrag Posted - 01/29/2011 : 12:42:46
I voted other - my favorite player of all time was Alexander Mogilny... he used to come in on the PP top of the circle and snip one top corner short side - and you could see it comin everytime!

Where is he anyway?

"I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out"
ryan93 Posted - 01/29/2011 : 09:59:01
Wayne Gretzky...easily my favorite player as a kid. I grew up a Kings fan, briefly followed him to St.Louis, and then on to the New York Rangers, who i've been a fan of ever since.

Out of the guys on that list, Steve Yzerman would be my next choice. Some of my other favorites aren't on that list though, so i'll mention a few...Brian Leetch, Wendel Clark, Pavel Bure, Jaromir Jagr, Felix Potvin, Grant Fuhr, Pat LaFontaine, Doug Gilmour, Cam Neely, Mike Richter, etc.
umteman Posted - 11/30/2010 : 10:36:20
"With all due respect, Bobby Orr retired before many of us were even born. "

Now I feel really old.

Did you hear about the retired proctologist? He spent 40 years saying "what's a place like this doing in a girl like you?"
Utemin Posted - 11/29/2010 : 16:50:41
Trevor Linden or Peter Forsberg. Linden is a Canucks hero and showed more detirmination then any other player I have ever seen. Peter Forsberg was an unstopable force then any team would wan't as there #1 player.
Honourable mention to Bobby Orr for not accepting his pay the year he didn't play.
TEEHEE THAT RHYMES

The Monkey is me
JOSHUACANADA Posted - 11/29/2010 : 10:40:35
I voted for Yserman. At one point he was challenging Gretzky for points lead the next he takes his defensive game to an elite level. What does it say that a captain sacrifices stats, for team wins and get his whole team to buy in. He in my opinion is one of the classiest leaders/players to play the game.
Guest4460 Posted - 11/26/2010 : 18:46:46
John Vanbiesbrouck
Guest4642 Posted - 11/26/2010 : 16:23:25
A bit of a weird choice, but I always loved watching Brian Leetch. One of the more underrated defenseman. Always enjoyed watching him rush the puck.
hockeyrocks101 Posted - 11/26/2010 : 16:11:15
Awesome one i said i get it and it is pretty funny...... i just don't like people buggin me.
Awesome One Posted - 11/26/2010 : 15:12:15
quote:
Originally posted by slozo

HockeyRocks: It's ok that you don't get my humour, wait another 8 to 10 years when you are at least in your 20s and you'll appreciate it!



I'm even younger than HockeyRocks, and I think it's really funny!

There was once a license plate in Toronto that abbreviated "Go Leafs" it read "Golfs".
hockeyrocks101 Posted - 11/26/2010 : 14:35:11
slozo i do get your humour i just don't like people bugging me about a question i post or a mistake i make.
hockeyrocks101 Posted - 11/26/2010 : 14:32:06
nuxfan i put some of the best players ever to play the game in this poll because alot of times people like the best players in the league as their fav. players. Not all the time though, i know.
nuxfan Posted - 11/26/2010 : 08:12:05
this question is a bit misleading I suppose, as favourite does not mean best.

From the list my favourite is Mario Lemeiux. But my favourite is probably Lanny McDonald - all those years as a huge CGY fan, and he still has a lot of class even today. And the best Movember stache, year round.
Guest9394 Posted - 11/26/2010 : 07:49:04
Bobby Orr. He's he only defenseman to ever lead the league in scoring, and he did it twice, while still being the best defensive defenseman in the league. No one else even comes close to Orr.
slozo Posted - 11/26/2010 : 07:34:59
HockeyRocks: It's ok that you don't get my humour, wait another 8 to 10 years when you are at least in your 20s and you'll appreciate it!

Favourite player growing up was #99, like many others I thought he was just amazing to watch.

A close second, especially after Gretzky and LA eliminated my Leafs back in the day, is Dougie Gilmour. He is the best 'modern day' Leaf ever IMHO, not counting goalies.

"Take off, eh?" - Bob and Doug
Yewcandoit Posted - 11/24/2010 : 23:55:15
Close one b/w Yzerman and Sakic.
I didn't get a chance to watch much of the other players. From what I could see, they were all great as well.

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